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* World Court Orders Israel To Tear Down West Bank Wall
* To Chants of “Shame, Shame,” GOP Backs Patriot Act
* U.S. Military: Iraqi Resistance Can’t Be Militarily Defeated
* Senate Prepares To Release Critical Report of CIA
* Pentagon: Bush Military Record Destroyed ‘By Accident’
* Bush Declines Invite to NAACP Convention
* More Headlines…
World Court to Israel: Tear Down This Wall
The International Court of Justice is set to rule today that Israel has violated international law by building a 425-mile wall through the West Bank. According to Ha’aretz, the U.S. representative is the only judge on the 15-person panel backing Israel. We go to outside the court in the Hague to speak with Mustafa Barghouti, secretary general of the Palestinian National Initiative. [includes rush transcript]
July Surprise: Is Bush Pressuring Pakistan to Capture Bin Laden During DNC?
An article in The New Republic charges that the Bush administration may be pressuring Pakistan to deliver a so-called “High Value Target” before November–ideally at the height of the Democratic National Convention. We speak with the reporter who broke the story.
Felon Disenfranchisement: Purging the Minority Vote
As the 2004 election nears, we take a look at how former felons–many of them African American Democrats–were wrongly included on a Florida state list of voters to be purged. We speak with an attorney with the ACLU who threatened to sue the state, a Florida elections supervisor who has publicly refused to purge voters based on the potential felons list and the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging felon disenfranchisement statutes in New York State. [includes rush transcript]
The Case of Sami al-Arian
We take a look at the case of Palestinian Professor Sami al-Arian, who has been imprisoned for over a year and is awaiting trial on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder. We speak with his attorney Linda Moreno. [includes rush transcript]